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A New Way of Contributing
by Ron Mark,
As a Master Gardener, I have experienced firsthand the incredible attitude of
volunteerism from Master Gardeners. Being past president of the Arizona
Landscape Contractors Association and having served on the boards of other
non-profit organizations, I have never seen as much enthusiasm and willingness
of people to give of their time.
There has been another "Call for Action." This call for action is far more
difficult...the call for monetary support.
An endowment has been set up with The University of Arizona Foundation. The
monies contributed will directly benefit the Master Gardening Program. The
endowment is not meant to cover the temporary shortfalls that you have recently
heard about, but to build on the successes of the Program for the future.
Our company last year started a horticultural service called CHAMP. CHAMP has
pledged to donate a mere $1.00 per service call each month to the endowment
fund. It is not much now, but it is a start. As our business grows, the
contribution will grow. It is also our plan to ask our clients to support the
endowment by adding whatever amount they wish to their service amount as their
contribution. We have requested that the money that CHAMP sends be spent for
the Youth Gardening Program. The Master Gardening Program has given so much to
me, and yes I have given some of my time, but now I really feel I can make a
Is there a small way you could contribute to the endowment? Be creative! If
you are unable, you may know individuals or companies that would be willing to
help. Again be creative, make a list and send the information to Lucy Bradley.
You might even contribute by serving on a committee to contact possible donors.
Let us know how you can help.
Maricopa County Master Gardener Volunteer Information
Last Updated May 28, 2003
Author: Lucy K. Bradley, Extension Agent Urban Horticulture, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, Maricopa County
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